Facebook Cash Flow - Quarterly (NASDAQ:FB)

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For analyzing any company like Facebook from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Facebook debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Facebook revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. The cash flow statement helps in the Facebook stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Facebook had an inflow of $6.35B from operating activities, $1.42B spend due to financing activities, and $1.98B spend due to investing activities for 2016-Q4. View details of Facebook cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
Facebook Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow2.34B1.73B1.14B552M1.95B1.4B916M457M1.24B810M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities758M-185M50M226M784M688M258M254M-262M-49M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net2.79B2.27B1.43B695M2.18B1.56B1.18B477M1.54B874M
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-4.49B-3.22B-2.13B-1.13B-2.52B-1.83B-1.05B-502M-1.83B-1.31B
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-123M-81M-20M-1M-313M-309M-282M-257M-4.98B-754M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-7.19B-6.54B-4.57B-576M-6.7B-4.65B-2.12B-2.11B1.24B2.89B
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities61M82M74M33M102M77M44M23M-350M-115M
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares--------18M7M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-312M-312M-312M-312M-119M-107M-84M-47M-243M-199M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities2M1.42B967M496M1.7B1.14B797M418M1.8B1.36B
Facebook Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-63M31M12M58M-155M-99M-77M-123M-123M-71M
Facebook Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year4.91B4.32B3.32B2.38B1.51B1.79B-297M--
Cash & Equivalents at Year End8.9B6.04B5.11B6.46B4.91B4.31B5.12B3.42B4.32B9B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Facebook stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Facebook stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Facebook has cash of $8.9B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Facebook stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was positive at $16.11B for Facebook in the latest quarter. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Facebook used $1.98B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Facebook spent $1.42B from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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